BARcelona Tapas - Indianapolis
BARcelona Tapas - Indianapolis

BARcelona Tapas - Indianapolis

  • Dining Style: Casual Dining
  • Website: http://www.barcelonatapas.com/
  • Phone: 3176388272x
  • Hours of Operation:
    Full Tapas Menu Served:

    Monday through Thursday 11am to 10pm

    Friday and Saturday 11am to 11pm

    Sunday 4pm to 9pm



    Sunday Sangria Brunch:

    Sundays 10:30am to 2pm



    All you can eat Tapas Lunch Buffet:

    Monday through Friday 11am to 2pm



    Two for Tuesdays menu:

    Tuesday evenings 4pm to 10pm



    Happy Hour Menu:

    Monday through Friday 3pm to 6pm (bar area only)
  • Payment Options: AMEX,Discover,MasterCard,Visa
  • Cuisine: European, Spanish, Mediterranean
  • Executive Chef: Matthew Sowar
  • Dress Code: Casual Dress
  • Accepts Walk-Ins: Yes
  • Additional Details: Banquet/Private Rooms, Bar Dining, Bar/Lounge, Beer, Full Bar, Gluten-free Menu, Happy Hour, Non-Smoking Restaurant, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Private Room, Takeout, Weekend Brunch, Wheelchair Access, Wine
  • Catering: Tapas Party at your home or office? We can do it! We accommodate everything from box lunches to full on-site catering and everything in-between! Please look at our website for more details or call 317-638-TAPA and ask for Matthew to set up a delivery or full fledged Tapas Party with or without our Tapas Crew to serve it all for you!
  • Private Party Facilities: We have the space for you! Up to 30 of you - that is...... A seperate private dining room with large Barndoors that close, your own music and, of course, our "Party Platters" or simply choose from the Tapas Menu. Call us to help you make this a successful "private party" to remember. In the summer we also have a patio that can be reserved for parties which seats up to 25.
  • Private Party Contact: Matthew Kennedy 3176388272x

Getting there

  • Cross Street: Corner of Delaware and Ohio
  • Public Transit: There are numerous IndyGo bus stops on all streets surrounding us. Please see www.indygo.net/routes.htm for bus schedules.
  • Parking: Street Parking
  • Parking Details: All surrounding streets are meeter parking on both sides. The meters are free after 9pm through the week. There is a parking garage on the Northwest corner of Ohio and Delaware, a parking garage on the south side of Ohio street between Delaware and Alabama, and a $3 honor lot just north of our building on Delaware which is open after 5pm weekdays and all weekends.
A word from BARcelona Tapas - Indianapolis
BARcelona Tapas prides itself on creating a traditional authentic Tapas Bar atmosphere. This includes a warm decor and the traditional hanging of Serrano hams and dried bacalaos. The service reflects a traditional tapas experience as you might find in Madrid, Barcelona or Sevilla. Small plates of food are prepared to order and delivered one or two at a time, as to encourage sharing of the plates and conversation together with great Sangria.

Barcelona Tapas Indianapolis is an open air restaurant when the weather is nice! Come and enjoy one of our two large patios or sit at the bar and enjoy a breeze through the restaurant on warm summer days.
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BARcelona Tapas - Indianapolis reviews from OpenTable diners
121 reviews since June 2, 2014
Overall Rating4.3
  • Food4.4
    Service4.3
  • Ambiance4
    Noise LevelModerate
95% of reviewers would recommend this restaurant to a friend.
fit for foodies (74)good for groups (72)neighborhood gem (48)special occasion (36)great for outdoor dining (35)hot spot (30)great for lunch (26)romantic (24)late-night find (17)kid-friendly (16)vibrant bar scene (13)great for brunch (11)notable wine list (8)scenic view (3)Show More
  • Disappointed (This time anyway)
    ChristinaCatLvr
    Dined on 9/28/2014
    We have been to brunch at Barcelona on many occasions and loved it. It's been a couple of years but we decided to meet some friends for Brunch before the Colts game, and then hang out downtown and get the "ambiance". WOW....I could not have been more disappointed. The made to order Spanish Eggs Benedict, which I always order, came doused in the worse excuse for Hollandaise sauce I have ever tasted. You couldn't even eat the meat or egg around it because the sauce covered everything. I felt I should tell the wait staff that it was bad in case someone else ordered it, and she said it has Saffron in it which is an acquired taste. I didn't taste saffron or anything else. It just tasted like flour and butter. Prime Rib overcooked. Bummer.
    Special Features:
    great for brunch, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • great group dining
    OpenTable Diner Since 2006
    Dined on 9/26/2014
    Went to celebrate a friend's birthday with a party of five and it was a great time. Great food and service. It was my recommendation since I had been there twice before so I was relieved everyone had a great time.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, great for outdoor dining
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Barcelona
    watapkiVIP
    Dined on 9/26/2014
    My wife and I ate outside the service was excellent and our server provided some great recommendations. The food and wine were wonderful, a very relaxing and enjoyable evening!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, notable wine list, romantic, scenic view
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Meh
    JoeRVIP
    Dined on 9/25/2014
    The St Louis location was recommended to me, so while passing through town I thought I'd try it the Indy location. Wish I'd skipped it. It's not that anything was terrible, but just not all that good. The room reminds me of what people who haven't been to Spain think a Spanish restaurant should look like. It was early, so I didn't expect it to be crowded, but there the place was empty -- which nearby restaurants were hopping. Service was so-so. But the food really needs help. Adding slices of garlic to every dish -- including those that a Spaniard wouldn't dream of -- doesn't make it authentic or tasty. Oh well -- the beer was good!
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  • BARcelona for Tapas!!
    doctorg
    Dined on 9/24/2014
    Great food fixed upon order. Served hot and delicious! Reservations allow for certainty in seating. This is getting ever more popular - for good reason! Each time, we have tried some new food items and have never been disappointed. Sat outside and enjoyed a lovely evening along with our selections. Definitely will return!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, great for brunch, great for outdoor dining, late-night find, notable wine list
    • Food
    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Thumbs up!
    Melnol
    Dined on 9/20/2014
    Great as always! Food was wonderful and our server was nice and knowledgable. Just two of us and was fine but would be great with a larger group!!!!!
    Special Features:
    good for groups
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Good place
    Micah
    Dined on 9/20/2014
    We arrived early and decided to sit at the bar. We had to ask about the specials, and were directed to look at a special board. The food was very good. This has been a nice place to get different foods to try. We will be back.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, kid-friendly, neighborhood gem
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • very nice evening
    reed1416
    Dined on 9/19/2014
    I came here one evening to catch up with a few out of town friends. We have a tendency to sit and talk for an extended period of time when we've not seen each other in a while. The staff was patient and accommodating. Food was good. There was nothing to complain about but also nothing spectacular. I'm interested in coming back for paella, though. Pitcher of sangria was plentiful bit nothing worth writing home about.
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    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Underwhelmed
    LuvFoodLuvWineVIP
    Dined on 9/10/2014
    On a recent business trip to Indy, four of us went to Barcelona on a local Indy resident recommendation. The food was average. The wine list was below average. The servers were all young, inexperienced and uneducated in regards to the menu. The ambience is non-existent. This looks like a cheesy Mexican joint.
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  • Delicious as always
    sigifergVIP
    Dined on 9/7/2014
    The food and service was outstanding as always. The only drawback was that our group was placed in the private dining room, which is just really loud. Another group was placed in there with us and by then you could not even hear the person next to you.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, great for brunch, neighborhood gem, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • disappointing
    yuck
    Dined on 8/31/2014
    The food was bad, but not as bad as the service. We ordered the devour special. All courses were delivered within a few minutes. Our table was full of plates of poorly prepared food. The server was reluctant to respond to our requests for additional drinks, condiments,removal of empty plates etc . We will not recommend or return.
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Enjoyable experience
    HikeLike
    Dined on 8/30/2014
    Ordered the "Devoure Downtown" offering and a couple of drinks. Food was great.
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Soild choice for international food
    OpenTable Diner Since 2012
    Dined on 8/29/2014
    The asparagus with manchengo cheese was cooked perfectly. The garlic pepper wings with sherry aioli were fantastic. Also had the patatas bravas and curried chicken salad which were also great. The goat cheese and marinara was good, but not amazing. Loved the carmel filled churros though! The white sangria was also very tasty. Our waiter was helpful and everyone was well aware and considerate of my severe tree nut allergy which allowed me to relax and enjoy my meal. All in all a great experience. We will be back.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, great for lunch, kid-friendly
    • Food
    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Always a good time.
    yumyumgetyousome
    Dined on 8/29/2014
    No complaints! The food is always great! The only suggestion is maybe somehow in the future re-configuring the hostess station. If your sitting at that first booth you stare at a lot of butts during your meal and feel crowded out with people waiting to be sat.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies
    • Food
    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Great authentic tapas!
    Andy
    Dined on 8/29/2014
    Having lived in Spain for over 6 months, I'm very familiar with all kinds of tapas. Here they had all of my favorite kinds and more (in addition to great sangria)! Definitely coming back!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, great for outdoor dining, hot spot, neighborhood gem, notable wine list, romantic
    • Food
    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Great food, Great service
    PatrickFozzie
    Dined on 8/29/2014
    The food was delicious. It was fun trying small servings of lots of foods. The waitress was always cheerful and always there when needed. We highly recommend the flan. It was the best we've ever had.
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Great night out!!
    Tammy
    Dined on 8/29/2014
    Terrific food, great service. Great place for Devour Downtown.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Devour Downtown-great
    Avonbaker
    Dined on 8/28/2014
    My husband and I went there for a Devour Downtown 2014 dinner and put ourselves in the hands of our waitress. It was wonderful and her choices were perfect. My least favorite, even though it was still good, was the curried chicken salad. After that the goat cheese, asparagus, sautéed mushrooms, shrimp and chorizo paella, and churros were perfect. Loved it! Best of all, they make a great Caipirinha.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Great food & atmosphere
    ddrchick02
    Dined on 8/27/2014
    If you're looking for a fun and unique place to go for dinner, this is the place. The baked goat cheese with spicy tomato sauce is one of the best items on the menu! If you've never been to a tapas place, it's small amounts of food that you share. Give it a try! I Highly recommend you go!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, great for outdoor dining, hot spot, neighborhood gem, notable wine list, romantic, scenic view, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Great group outing!
    ardee
    Dined on 8/27/2014
    We had a group of six women from work and had an awesome time! Service was great, food was delicious and there was plenty to go around! We took advantage of the "Devour Downtown" event and it was 2 people for $35, which we felt was reasonable for the amount of food we ended up with. We had leftovers that we took home and all went home full! We will definitely keep this on our list for ladies' night out in the future.
    Special Features:
    good for groups, great for outdoor dining
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    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Foodie23
    Yum02
    Dined on 8/26/2014
    Great food & service!! Will be returning. I enjoyed everything on the menu. This is a great small finding in downtown Indy
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, great for lunch, great for outdoor dining, hot spot
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Amazing eatery.
    Debalski2dine
    Dined on 8/24/2014
    Great service, food and atmosphere, we will definitely be back.
    Special Features:
    good for groups
    • Food
    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • OpenTable Diner Since 2011
    Dined on 8/24/2014
    When we arrrived we were overlooked while later tables were waited on. I had to speak with the person who sat us to let them know we have been forgotten. Later a server arrived carrying glasses of ice water which she accidentally spilled in my lap (forcing us to move to another table). Not an auspicious start to the evening. None-the-less, this was our 4th visit and the food was great. We did the Devour Downtown menu which was excellent. We brought 2 guests who had never been before and they really liked it. We will be back -- the food has always been fantastic. Next time I will wear a rain coat until after water is served.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, neighborhood gem
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Service to fast!
    Theecook
    Dined on 8/24/2014
    The only negative thing was our tapas first 4orders come to fast, almost all at one time, would loved to have had time between each tapas to enjoy sayour each one at a time!
    Special Features:
    kid-friendly, fit for foodies, great for outdoor dining, neighborhood gem
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Pretty Good
    OpenTable Diner Since 2008VIP
    Dined on 8/23/2014
    Didn't realize just how casual the environment would be. Food was good and came out fairly quickly. Service was very friendly.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, late-night find
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Something different and Tasty!
    OpenTable Diner Since 2014
    Dined on 8/23/2014
    Great food and great atmosphere! Sangaria and tapas are great for girls night out!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, romantic, special occasion, neighborhood gem, vibrant bar scene
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Fun place, flavorful food!
    Tree
    Dined on 8/23/2014
    I have been wanting to eat here due to the great reviews. The tapas had their own unique flavor and were perfect amount to share. It is noisy but so would be a tapas bar in Spain!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, late-night find, hot spot, vibrant bar scene
    • Food
    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Outstanding...again!
    OpenTable Diner Since 2005VIP
    Dined on 8/22/2014
    Never disappoints! Always enjoy the food and their Devour Downtown menu was a home run!
    Special Features:
    kid-friendly, fit for foodies, good for groups, special occasion, neighborhood gem, hot spot
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Recommended!
    Fire129
    Dined on 8/22/2014
    Enjoyed all the items offered on the Devour menu. Great food, atmosphere, service and beverages. Was on a second date, so all those things are helpful. The paella is killer and the Mojito was very good, if a little overpriced. Service was attentive but not annoying.
    Special Features:
    great for brunch, fit for foodies, great for outdoor dining, romantic, great for lunch
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    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • WOW
    OpenTable Diner Since 2014
    Dined on 8/21/2014
    Food was FABULOUS & service great. Will return every chance I get.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, neighborhood gem, hot spot, vibrant bar scene
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Unique dining
    OpenTable Diner Since 2014
    Dined on 8/18/2014
    Great food, awesome shared-style dining. Great for large groups or for date night.
    Special Features:
    kid-friendly, fit for foodies, good for groups, great for outdoor dining, romantic, special occasion, great for lunch, neighborhood gem, hot spot
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • Bad night
    CRC3458
    Dined on 8/18/2014
    The service was terrible. Appears they were under staffed. I have dined here many times and have always had a good experience. I will chalk this time up as a fluke. But it was bad bad bad.
    Special Features:
    good for groups, great for outdoor dining
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • GENCON Favorite
    LisArtist
    Dined on 8/15/2014
    One of our favorite dining experiences of GenCon 2014. Our party liked the paella, meatballs, mac and cheese, chorizo, and tenderloin with blue cheese and spinach best.
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • A bit expensive, but good
    Purple23
    Dined on 8/15/2014
    Our first time at a Tapas-style restaurant. Waitress was very helpful in helping us gauge portion-size. For 2 people, we ordered 3 tapas, 1 entrée, and 1 dessert and were pleasantly full. All the food was good - especially liked the chicken/ham croquettes. Felt the price was a little high for the tapas, based on the portion size, though. I know that the point of tapas is to try several, but just getting 3 is more expensive than getting a meal (and one of them was just a basket of garlic bread). The Tres Leches cake is fantastic. I'd certainly go here again, but more as a special occasion rather than a regular place to go.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Great for a large group
    infrequentdiner
    Dined on 8/13/2014
    We were a business group of 12 out for dinner and most had never tried a Tapas restaurant before or even understood the process. After a bit of uncertainty about who orders what we ended up getting a huge amount of food which was sampled and passed around. Everyone had a terrific time and enjoyed the variety and casual aspect to the process. The food was very good and our server was outstanding.
    Special Features:
    good for groups
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Nice Bar-type restaurant in Indy
    SandCVIP
    Dined on 8/10/2014
    Post Indy MotoGP was looking for something good. Opentable reviewers recommended as fit for foodies. I enjoyed the food. I probably would not rate as fit for foodies. Tapas menu is typical. Their gazpacho was "rustic" style with a good amount of spice to make it interesting. Fried Tres Leches dessert was different and the serving huge. I could not finish but enjoyed the texture. The frying dried the cake out a bit.
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  • A great night out
    Treefrog37
    Dined on 8/7/2014
    Our party of fourwas seated promptly, and received great servce. We ordered a number of Tapas, and the flow of food was good, not too fast, not too slow. The flavors were full and well balanced. Portions were perfect for sharing. This was my second visit here, but will not be my last!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, neighborhood gem
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Fun!
    Nice
    Dined on 7/26/2014
    This is a noisy fun place, but not so loud that you have to yell or anything. We were seared in a room with two bachelorette parties everyone seem to be having a great time. I love the tapas concept! It is so fun to have small plates of so many different delicious things! Surf and turf, empanadas, mussles, ham and cheese, calamari! All delicious. The bartender was excellent- Bloody Mary perfection to start, mohito-for dessert!
    Special Features:
    kid-friendly, fit for foodies, good for groups, great for outdoor dining, romantic, special occasion, late-night find, hot spot
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Decent but...
    plum
    Dined on 7/26/2014
    It's definitely a good place to eat but some things were unexpected. The amount of time for food to arrive was longer than expected. My husband was getting the dinner portion of toros "skewers" and was warned it would take about 30-35mins for his dinner to arrive. So we changed it to the smaller version because we were hungry. It STILL took over 30 mins to arrive, without the warning. The bread pudding is LITERALLY slices of bread cut into triangles, dipped in their pudding mixture, and covered with caramel and powered sugar. It was disappointing. However, the other food items were yummy.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, great for outdoor dining, late-night find
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • good food, great place
    pats
    Dined on 7/26/2014
    The food and the service were outstanding, the plates are small so you can try different types of tapas, but believe me, after the third one you will be food.. The drinks are also really good and you can't leave the place without trying the sangria
    Special Features:
    good for groups, romantic, special occasion, late-night find
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.